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Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Free

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians not administer the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine during the coming flu season given the vaccine's poor performance in recent years.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Revised Recommendations for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) finds that two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine have efficacy equivalent to the three-dose schedule for 9- to 14-year-olds.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Two Case Reports Worth Reading, and Enlisting Pro-Vaccine Support Free

Case reports are lower on the “levels of evidence” pyramid than randomized trials and systematic reviews, says Dr. Paul Sax, but they can illustrate important clinical lessons.

Guideline Watch

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Treatment options are limited, and supporting evidence generally is poor.

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

Recommendations on TB testing incorporate recent evidence on using an interferon-gamma release assay for latent TB and nucleic acid amplification testing for active TB.

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis

An update from 2008 guidelines